Pocket Pedometer

Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer with Advanced Omron Health Management Software

If you have enjoyed reading the book “Pedometer Walking,” you should have a pedometer on hand. One such product is the Pocket Pedometer by Omron.

The pedometer’s features include:

* Measures steps, aerobic steps and minutes, calories and distance
* Separately displays aerobic steps and minutes walked more than 10 minutes continuously
* 7 day history lets you review a full week of exercise
* Features include large display, clock, detachable belt holder and security strap

In addition, here is a description of the software that accompanies the pedometer:
“The included Omron Health Management Software provides a blood pressure and pulse graph that lets you see how your values are trending over time. A morning/evening comparison graph tracks your morning and evening systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate.

You can also view your most common values and identify variations by time frame with the frequency distribution graph. The software is simple to use, and it supports multiple users. With just one click, you can download data via the HJ-720ITC's USB connection and see graphically displayed measurements on your computer screen in seconds.”

Users of the Pocket Pedometer comment that it is quite compact and can comfortably fit in a pocket, it accurately count steps, and estimating distance.

The software is also easy to use. You simply attach the pedometer to your computer and upload the data. You can look at your total number of steps by day, the number of steps at an aerobic rate, and distance walked. There are also estimates of calories burned and grams of fat lost, based on you weight and age. You can also look at all statistics by day, week, or month.

Another user reports that the CSV file shows that there are over 100 data fields for each day. All 48 fields are hour-by-hour breakdowns of total steps and "aerobic" steps. The level of detail allows a number of analysis possibilities whether you are using a spreadsheet such as Microsoft Excel, or professional statistical analysis software. While this sounds technical, tracking your progress enables you to set new goals to achieve.

Walking is possibly the best form of exercise there is. While it is something we all do on a daily basis (getting us from point A to point B), the pedometer allows you to consciously focus on and maintain an exercise regimen based upon the number of steps you take each day. In other words, it motivates you to change an otherwise normal routine.

No matter what form of exercise you incorporate into your daily routine, this pedometer can give you the confidence and discipline to widen the scope to achieve a healthier you.